The Contribution of EUROPOL and FRONTEX in Combating the Phenomenon of Illegal Immigration in Hellas

Korontzis Tryfon


The rise in the phenomenon of illegal immigrants entry in the European area, led the Member - States (MS) of the European Union (EU) to develop policies as well as to establish services/agencies for their implementation, aiming to optimize the management of this phenomenon. The main European agents which are responsible to a large extent for the implementation of European policies in combating this phenomenon are the European Police Office (EUROPOL) and the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the MS of EU (FRONTEX). The responsibilities of these two European institutions and the main action - assistance that develop - provide to Hellas in order to tackle the illegal immigration in Europe will be the subject of this brief study. The study will also show that the co – ordination-cooperation of the Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) with the European Police Services/Agencies is imperative, as the phenomenon of illegal immigration concerns all the EU, and only through a holistic approach and action will positive results for all the MS occur.

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